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Thousands pray at Wall for cancellation of pullout (50,000, maybe 100,000, Anti Disengagement)
www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | Last update - 22:07 10/08/2005 | By Jonathan Lis and Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondents

Posted on 08/10/2005 12:35:22 PM PDT by Esther Ruth

Last update - 22:07 10/08/2005

Thousands pray at Wall for cancellation of pullout

By Jonathan Lis and Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Reut

Tens of thousands of pullout opponents gathered at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening to pray for the cancellation of the disengagement plan, due to go into effect next week.

"Just like in Sodom, the government has decided on an action that is inconsistent with morality," one rabbi said, referring to the Bible's account of a licentious town destroyed by God.

Former chief rabbis Avraham Shapira, Mordechai Eliyahu and Ovadia Yosef, who is also the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, took part in the rally.

The prayer rally lasted for several hours and ended peacefully.

Police sources said 50,000 people had attended the rally, while settler leaders put the number at twice as many.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretzdaily.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disengagement; pray; thousands; wall
Police sources said 50,000 people had attended the rally, while settler leaders put the number at TWICE as many.
1 posted on 08/10/2005 12:35:24 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth
And it wouldn't if Christians and Jews in the U.S. prayed for the same.

Considering that Sharon said that the pullout is ultimately a response to U.S. pressure, it also wouldn't hurt to email our congressmen and the President. There is no satisfying the so-called Palestinians by giving them their own state.

Anyone that believes their goal is statehood doesn't understand their real goal (the goal of Islam)...the destruction of Israel (and the Christians) and the establishment of a world caliphate.

2 posted on 08/10/2005 12:54:49 PM PDT by Dark Skies (The storm is coming!)
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To: Dark Skies
"Considering that Sharon said that the pullout is ultimately a response to U.S. pressure, it also wouldn't hurt to email our congressmen and the President."

They are not listening and will not listen. There is no discussion on this. Many attempts, seem all ignored. Just one big hot potato getting passed around.
3 posted on 08/10/2005 1:16:38 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE, Jeremiah 31:3)
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To: Esther Ruth
Many attempts, seem all ignored.

I know Someone who isn't going to appreciate the attempts to alter His covenant with Israel.

4 posted on 08/10/2005 1:20:56 PM PDT by Dark Skies (The storm is coming!)
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To: Dark Skies

It seems to me that if they continue on their current path, Israel risks becoming a pariah state. Justified or not, their actions are being interpreted as racism all around the world, and the day could concievably come that nations refuse to interact with Israel based on their actions vis-a-vis the Palis. It is in Israel's interest to find a solution the sooner the better, because the status quo (expanding settlements, pali home destruction) is untenable long term.


5 posted on 08/10/2005 1:22:42 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: Esther Ruth

I seriously doubt that many (50k) are protesting the disengagement plan.

But whatever the numbers, these hard-core extremists should be arrested as they are a roadblock to peace and stability in the ME.


6 posted on 08/10/2005 1:29:38 PM PDT by TAquinas (Demographics has consequences.)
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To: Dark Skies
I know Someone who isn't going to appreciate the attempts to alter His covenant with Israel.

Heh - yes, He can be a mite touchy about that sort of thing.

Actually, I am not too unhappy about this myself. The Gaza Palis will flounder for a year or two while their entire economy buys surplus weapons from Egypt and Syria. Then, the Palis will attack Israel, Israel will counter-attack in a vastly more effective fashion, and permanently annex the Gaza Strip. When folks complain, the Israelis will be able to truthfully say that they tried to give the Palis their own state, and the Palis have only themselves to blame for this.

So, in the end, the terms of the covenant are not violated; just a 'temporay adjustment.'

7 posted on 08/10/2005 1:31:16 PM PDT by AzSteven
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To: steel_resolve
It is in Israel's interest to find a solution the sooner the better, because the status quo (expanding settlements, pali home destruction) is untenable long term.

I hear you and certainly agree that is the best political and practical solution to the problem. But, of course, through the prism of faith, that is going to lead to trouble because it is ignoring what God promised.

And with regard to Israel being isolated. She is already isolated were it not for Jews and evangelical Christians (in all denominations) around the world.

IMO, ultimately, Israel and Jews and Christians around the world are going to have to choice between the two paths. Do they believe in God or do they believe in the secular world? And regarding the Palestians, their chant is "onward to Jerusalem...death to Israel."

8 posted on 08/10/2005 1:32:53 PM PDT by Dark Skies (The storm is coming!)
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To: Dark Skies

http://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Joe/Joe003.html#top

THE Storm IS Coming!


9 posted on 08/10/2005 1:33:42 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE, Jeremiah 31:3)
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To: TAquinas

My husband ran over a snake when he was mowing the lawn last night. Thank God, before it got near the kids.


10 posted on 08/10/2005 1:37:01 PM PDT by Esther Ruth (I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE, Jeremiah 31:3)
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To: TAquinas

Where when you put 50 to 100 thousand praying extremists?

How about concentrating them in camps?


11 posted on 08/10/2005 1:37:33 PM PDT by Sabramerican (Islam is to Peace as Rape is to Love)
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To: AzSteven
So, in the end, the terms of the covenant are not violated...

And your suggestion is probably exactly what will happen. But I think the civilian death toll will be much greater after Islamists turn Gaza into an armed forward post.

12 posted on 08/10/2005 1:40:56 PM PDT by Dark Skies (The storm is coming!)
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